Be on the lookout for the new mass-mailing worm W32.Beagle.A2mm!

Question

Symantec response found a level 3 mass-mailing worm ([email protected]) on 1-18-04!

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This question was answered on January 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

[email protected] is a level 3 mass-mailing worm that accesses remote Web sites and sends email to any addresses it finds using its own SMTP engine This is rated high in distribution and considered very wild The worm is only active until January 28, 2004 at which point it is no longer an immediate danger to your system It is recommended that all users update their anti-virus immediately to detour any possible attacks on their systems.

The email message has the following characteristics:

Subject: Hi

Attachment: <Random>.exe

Most Windows operating systems are affected There is a removal tool available to clean the infections of [email protected]

Get complete instruction on protection and removal from Symantec at:

<a href= "http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]"> http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]mm.html</a>

Note: Some customers have reported that Trojan.Mitglieder.C has been discovered on computers infected with [email protected]

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on January 23, 2004